What gets your goat? Here are a selection of opinion pieces on rugby issues big and small that have appeared in Rugby World magazine. Send us your views to rugbyworldletters@timeinc.com

Rugby Rant: Bring back screw kicking

Rugby Rant: Bring back screw kicking WATCHING A skilled kicker, particularly a fly-half, is a wonderful sight. As a child I spent hours playing the kicking game ‘Gaining Ground’. At…

Rugby Rant

Rugby Rant: RWC 2023 Pool Draw THE DRAW for the 2023 World Cup takes place after this year’s November Tests. Not since RWC 2003 has the draw been conducted closer…

Wayne Barnes

THERE IS little doubt that rugby union has never been a harder sport to referee. Players are not only quicker and stronger but arguably more streetwise, while coaches are constantly…

Exeter Chiefs

THIS IS a rough schedule for an England player come 2019-20: July-Aug pre-World Cup training; Sept-Oct World Cup; Nov-June Premiership/European season with club; Feb-March Six Nations; July two-Test tour; August…

Dylan Hartley and Eddie Jones

Let me tell you what a coach or captain will say about their chances of winning the whole thing, before every major tournament from now until the sun explodes: “We…

Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

COUNTING DOWN to the eighth Women’s Rugby World Cup, many are looking  at the line-up and thinking, again, how depressingly short it is. With only 12 teams in three groups,…